Besides rag rug tying, there were so many things to do at the Frontier Country Fair, like stick ball, log sawing, handcart pulling, parlor games, rag braiding (much easier than rag rug tying), gunne sack races, stilts, teddy bear rope races, whirly-gigs, a puppet show, a bag pipe band (I'm taking up the bagpipe just as soon as I can save enough pennies to buy a chanter and a kilt.)and dancingto a live country music band with the charges on violin. At first, West wasn't so sure about being on stage again. (He said he didn't want anymore attention ever again after the Today Show.) Look at him getting poked in the nose by the and leader's bow. By the end, he warmed right up and even smiled once or twice. Those are my babies. My toe-tappin, pioneer, fiddling babies. And these are just the pre-show activities. And there are even more things to do in the town of Nauvoo-even more interesting, family friendly things to do that teach you more about life in the 1800's and the integrity of the people who went before us on the American frontier. It's all free. Can you believe that? 100 percent free to the public. And what about the actual show, the Nauvoo Pageant? I can't describe it with words, except to say that is powerful, inspiring, and absolutely beautiful. I hope you'll see it for yourself next year. It's one of the best things that my family has ever been a part of. We won't forget it and we will try to be better because of it. To learn more, click here.
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